NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (GenomeWeb News) - Hycor Biomedical yesterday said it had signed an agreement with privately held Stratagene to extend the deadline for closing its proposed merger with the company until Feb. 27, 2004.

All other terms of the merger agreement, announced in July and originally expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2003, remain the same, according to Hycor.

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